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Samo Alajbegović Fellowships

Description: Summer grants to help fund research and internship opportunities in the fields of marine biology, biology, ecology, anthropology, archaeology, and the humanities, for undergraduate students in the College of LSA  in the Northern Mediterranean region, namely Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, and  Bosnia and Herzegovina. The grant recipients will be known as Alajbegović Fellows.

Awards: Varies. Award amounts will be a maximum of $5,000. 

Eligibility Criteria:  U-M undergraduate students majoring in one of the following concentrations are eligible:  Cultural Anthropology, Evolutionary Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB), Classical Archaeology, Classical Civilization, Classical Language and Literature, Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies, History, History of Art, International Studies students in the Comparative Culture and Identity, and Global Environment and Health tracks, and Program in the Environment (PITE). 

Priority will be given to trips taking place during spring/summer 2017.  Language study may be funded only if the language is a classical language of the Mediterranean.  Students graduating before the start of the project are not eligible.  Eligible students must return to campus for at least one term prior to graduation.  Eligible internship or research projects must be at least one month in length, constitute at least a 30-hour-per-week time commitment, and meet all requirements of the University Travel Policy and the Institutional Review Board.  Funding is not available for service learning.

Project types:  Funds may be used for academic internships or field research, including research in support of senior honors thesis.  For the purposes of this award, research is defined as senior thesis research, participation in an on-going research project as part of a required degree-related work experience, or other independent research toward degree requirements.  The research project does not have to be for academic credit.  Internships can be with private companies, government agencies, international organizations, or non-governmental organizations.  The International Institute cannot assist applicants in obtaining internship placements.  Internships may be paid or unpaid, but students with paid internships must include their salary amounts in their budgets, and are eligible only for partial funding.